ATW Cross Country Series – Round 1
With the cross-country leagues on hold, ATW invite you to participate in a three-race series to be held in the private grounds of Merchant Taylors School, near Watford, between October and January.
Tackle an amazing cross-country series set in the private grounds of the beautiful Merchant Taylors School, which boasts stunning views, a magnificent lake, stream crossings, a mixture of fast running and muddy tough going.
All three rounds in the series will be chip-timed formats using our proven method of starting in small waves to be Covid-secure. During the registration process, you will be asked to complete your PB/estimated time over 5K and 1.5K. This information will help us to place similarly paced runners in each wave.
Wear your club colours with pride! We look forward to seeing clubs taking part and competing for the series team prize.
You can enter the rounds individually, or as a three-race series to obtain a discount. The discounted entry to all three rounds is only available on Round 1. (Race 2 on Sat Dec 19, Race 3 on Sun Jan 10)
Final details, start times, formats and course distances for Rounds 2 and 3 will be advised after the first round– when we will also launch the individual entries for rounds 2 and 3 as well. Each race will use a different single lap course and/or different format to provide a varied challenge.
Many people are understandably nervous regarding entering events again and we want to assure you that we take every measure we can to organise a safe, socially distanced event. To see this in action watch our video Covid-19 Safety at ActiveTrainingWorld Running and Triathlon Events
2K Under 11 start – 12:00 pm
3K Under 13 start – 12:30 pm
4K Under 15 start – 1:10 pm
5K Under 17 start – 1:50 pm
8K Senior/U20 start – 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Merchant Taylors’ School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood, HA6 2HT
Online entries: Pay by major credit/debit cards
Race numbers will be collected at the event venue on the day of the race.
Registration will open at 11.00am
Register no more than 1 hr before your race start – the exact race timetable will be confirmed in final event details which will be emailed to you the week before the event.
There will be an online race briefing made available before the event. It is mandatory to have watched this as there will no pre-race briefing on the day.
Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number.
New numbers will be provided for each round.
Book your place
- If you have previously used ATW to enter events, your old registration details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in. You will receive a Welcome email with a link to create your password.
- The discounted entry to all three rounds is only available if purchased on Round 1. (Race 2 on Sat Dec 19, Race 3 on Sun Jan 10)
- Ages are as at 31/08/2020
- Your wave will be determined by entering your predicted time over 5K or 1.5K. You will be asked for this during the registration process.
We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.
Due to current restrictions all event staff and volunteers will need to confirm that they have not been unwell in the 14 days leading up to the event. This also applies to competitors.
We do not advise spectators to attend. Parents of the younger age groups will receive further details about arrangements in the race information.
If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:
Series prizes as follows
Individual prizes for the first three male and female in each age category.
Team prize for the winning club, male and female, and a mob score across all categories.
Teams to consist of first three in U11, U13, U15, U17 & U20 Age groups, male and female.
Teams to consist of first five in Senior Age group Individuals can still count for the overall series if they only complete one or two races, but will receive a default score equal to last place in the race they do not complete.
There are no finishers medals.
There are no individual prizes for each round.
All prizes will be distributed after the final event, there will be no prize-givings at any of the events.
There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.
The course includes a variety of surfaces including fast running sports fields, stream crossings, scenic lake-side path, muddy fields, and short sharp climbs that will challenge your all-round skill. The course is suitable for cross-country spikes and off-road shoes only
Senior Men/Women – 8k
U20 Men/Women – 8k
8k route – Senior (age 20 and over as at 31st Aug 2020) and U20 (age 17, 18, 19, as at 31st Aug 2020): https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3476282881
U17 Boys/Girls – 5k
5k route – U17: (age 15 and 16, as at 31st Aug 2020) https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3476333944
U15 Boys/Girls – 4k
4k route – U15: (age 13 and 14, as at 31st Aug 2020) https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3476335852
U13 Boys/Girls – 3k
3k route – U13: (age 11 and 12, as at 31st Aug 2020) https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3476353990
U11 Boys/Girls – 2k
2k route – U11: (age 10 and under, as at 31st Aug 2020) https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3476367904
Other Race Information
It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event. If so, you must withdraw.
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest. A new race number will be issued for each round of the series,
Parking and Transport
Parking is available at Merchant Taylors’ School. There will be marshals and signage to guide you to the correct place.
Changing & Baggage Facilities
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race. A baggage drop-off area will be provided, but no responsibility is held for personal belongings. Please do not leave valuables.
Toilets will be provided for the event.
Wheelchairs & Prams & Dogs
The course is unsuitable for wheelchairs and prams. Dogs are not allowed.
ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.
If this event can no longer go ahead, and a postponement date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable)
By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:
Your name, date of birth and email details will be passed onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.
Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event.
1) I am the required age for my chosen distance as at 31/08/2020.
2) I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.
3) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.
4) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.